The committee will report to the EISD board of trustees for a minimum term of two years and will work alongside district staff and Dr. Mark Gooden, EISD’s DEI consultant. The online application period will be open until 5 p.m. Sept. 21.
Officials will select 27 candidates, with preference given to those with expertise or interest in DEI work, according to EISD. The committee aims to include a diverse group of stakeholders, including students, parents, alumni and faculty.
In conjunction with the committee, the district recently launched a DEI website that outlines EISD’s plans to promote racial and social awareness on campus. Those plans include a pledge to examine hiring practices, traditions, staff development, policies and more.
The district has also released a list of resources for parents and students regarding how to talk to children about DEI work.
A statement on the website reads, “While we cannot rewrite history or change the parts of our past that we are not proud of, we can change the future by creating a culture of inclusion and by rejecting all forms of bigotry and racism that perpetuate hate.”